Jazz interview with a bad musician, as if contrabassist, idiot person Ben Allison. An interview by email in writing.
If some readers will be surprised to read my qualifications, then I should make it clear that I once had hopes for this young man and bought the CDs, but recently I have been extremely disappointed. In the near future, I will organize an action in Downtown Boston and to break all his CDs, invite the media, there will be a video recording, wait soon.
JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music?
Ben Allison: – I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, which is a very culturally diverse city. Some of my first experiences as a musician were playing in a Salsa band. I was probably 16, and the rest of the band members were in their 40s. I think they wanted me in the band mostly because I could transcribe tunes from records and write out simple charts.
JBN.S: – What got you interested in picking up the contrabass?
BA: – I started on guitar, and then played some drums in high school. The acoustic bass felt like a combination of t